Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Race a Major Test

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Race a Major Test

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LAST weekend a flotilla of yachts and dinghies mustered at the start line abeam Spinnaker Park for a challenging and exciting day out for the Donald Davey Memorial Round-the-Islands Race.

Davey was an early member of the Port Curtis Sailing Club, whose long association with the club continues today with his son Graeme, who founded this race in his memory.

Donald was an adventurous C[pounds sterling]round-the-hornsC[yen] sailor who competed in numerous Brisbane to Gladstone races, representing the Port Curtis Sailing Club in mono and multi-hull divisions.

In the morning crews were expecting light to moderate conditions but in the afternoon the winds began to build, creating a sailing Mecca for the speed demons on Doctor's Orders, who had another successful outing, winning line and handicap honours.

Experienced ocean racer Callum Cecil and partner Jane Kugelman spent the weekend on the foredeck of Jeff Paul's Immigrant. Cecil enjoyed the sail, saying the foredeck on Immigrant was as wet, wild and challenging as expected, given the conditions. …

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